Monday, December 16, 2013

December Newsletter

The December newsletter is here - check it out!

January 9 Book Club Selection

Book club's next meeting will be on Thursday, January 9, after school. We will be discussing Susanna Kaysen's memoir Girl, Interrupted.

From Goodreads: "In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele -- Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles -- as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a "parallel universe" set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery."

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Book Club Readalikes

If you enjoyed the December book club pick, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, try one of the reads now on display in the library. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore has a little bit of everything, so check out this display for mysteries, romances, and most of all, books that examine reading, living, and thinking in the information age.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter Reading

Feeling festive and wintry already? Come to the library and grab a cold weather read. If you're already wishing for long days and sunshine, though, help fight the winter with something summery.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Advance Reading Copies Available

Need something brand new to read? How about a book that hasn't even been published yet?

Head over to the Student Review Blog for more about reading and reviewing one of Candlewick's spring titles before it is published. If you already have a reading list a mile long, think about reviewing the books you're already reading for the blog; we'd love to know what you think.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

BPL eCards and JSTOR

To access the Boston Public Library's online resources, including JSTOR, you need a BPL card. You don't have to take a trip to Boston to get one, though - you can register online for an eCard. If you're signing up for the first time, need a new eCard number, or need a refresher on accessing and using JSTOR, check out the BPL eCard and JSTOR Tutorial under Tutorials and Tips in the tabs.

JSTOR is one of many databases you can access with a BPL eCard. Take a look at the full list, or add the BPL as one of your libraries in OverDrive.